Scarlet Fire Climbing Rose Rosa 'Scharlachglut' (ClS)

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
rose 'Scharlachglut'


Rosa 'Scharlachglut', commonly known as the 'Scarlet Fire' Rose, is distinguished by its vibrant floral display and attractive foliage. The plant is adorned with a profusion of flowers that make an eye-catching statement in the garden. The blooms exhibit a fiery scarlet hue, usually with a semi-double form, which means each flower has a generous number of petals, but not so many that they would be considered full. They can have a lightly ruffled appearance, adding texture and depth to their display. The petals often showcase a subtle gradient of red tones, occasionally intensified by the sun, that can range from a brighter scarlet at the edges to a deeper red closer to the flower's center, creating an effect that's both lively and dramatic. The center of each bloom may reveal a cluster of conspicuous yellow stamens that contrast with the scarlet petals, attracting pollinators to the garden. Surrounding the flowers, the foliage consists of lush green leaves with a glossy sheen, which can sometimes have a leathery texture. These leaves provide a dense backdrop that further accentuates the brightness of the flowers. In addition to their decorative appearance, the leaves serve as an effective canvas that emphasizes the vibrancy of the scarlet blossoms. Over the course of its blooming season, the 'Scarlet Fire' Rose typically produces flowers repeatedly, ensuring a long-lasting and dynamic display in the landscape. The combination of its striking scarlet flowers and lustrous foliage makes this plant a popular choice for adding a bold splash of color to gardens and outdoor spaces.

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About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Scarlet Fire Rose, Scharlachglut Climbing Rose

    • Common names

      Rosa 'Scharlachglut'

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      The common name for Rosa 'Scharlachglut' is Scarlet Fire climbing rose. Generally, roses are not considered toxic to humans. Ingesting parts of roses, including the Scarlet Fire climbing rose, typically does not result in poisoning. However, it's important to note that the plant can cause minor issues if not handled properly. Thorns can lead to physical injury, such as scratches or puncture wounds, and some individuals might experience allergic reactions to the plant material, particularly from pollen or when handling the plant extensively.

    • To pets

      Scarlet Fire climbing rose is the common name used for pets as well. Roses, including the Scarlet Fire climbing rose, are not poisonous to pets. Ingestion of rose petals or leaves by cats, dogs, or other animals typically does not cause serious harm. It is important to consider, however, that thorns could injure a pet's mouth if chewed, and the use of pesticides or other chemicals on the plant could be harmful if ingested in significant quantities. Always monitor pets when they are around plants and seek veterinary care if any unusual symptoms arise after ingestion.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves


    • Flower color


    • Height

      4-10 feet (1.2-3 meters)

    • Spread

      5 feet (1.5 meters)

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    • Ornamental Appeal: Rosa 'Scharlachglut', commonly known as Scarlet Fire Rose, produces vibrant scarlet flowers that add dramatic color and aesthetic appeal to gardens and landscapes.
    • Long Blooming: Scarlet Fire Rose typically has a long blooming period from June to September, providing extended enjoyment of its flowers.
    • Attracts Pollinators: The blossoms attract beneficial pollinators such as bees and butterflies, which are essential for the pollination of other plants.
    • Pest Resistance: This variety of rose is known for having decent resistance to pests and diseases, reducing the need for chemical treatments.
    • Hardiness: Scarlet Fire Rose is hardy and can tolerate a variety of soil conditions and weather, making it a reliable choice for many gardeners.
    • Versatility: It can be used in various garden designs, including borders, hedges, and as a climbing plant over arches and pergolas.
    • Low Maintenance: Rosa 'Scharlachglut' does not require extensive care, making it a good option for gardeners seeking low-maintenance plants.
    • Can Be Pruned Into Shape: The plant responds well to pruning, which allows gardeners to maintain a desired shape and promote healthier growth.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    This plant is not used for medical purposes.

  • windAir-purifying Qualities

    This plant is not specifically known for air purifying qualities.

  • leavesOther Uses

    • Culinary Garnish: The vibrant petals of the Scarlet Fire can be used to add color and a subtle floral flavor to salads and desserts.
    • Natural Fabric Dye: Petals of the Scarlet Fire can be boiled to produce a natural dye for fabrics, yielding a range of colors from soft pinks to deep reds.
    • Floral Arrangements: Dried Scarlet Fire roses can be used to create long-lasting, fragrant bouquets and other floral displays.
    • Botanical Art: Pressed petals and leaves of the Scarlet Fire can be used in botanical art and crafts like greeting cards or bookmarks.
    • Perfumery: The strong fragrance of Scarlet Fire roses can be captured and used in homemade perfumes or scented oils.
    • Wedding Decorations: Fresh or dried Scarlet Fire roses can be used in wedding bouquets, centerpieces, and venue decorations for their romantic appearance and scent.
    • Bath Additives: Petals from the Scarlet Fire can be added to bathwater for a luxurious, fragrant bathing experience.
    • Natural Potpourri: Dried Scarlet Fire roses can be combined with other herbs and spices to create a natural potpourri.
    • Rose Petal Jam: The petals of Scarlet Fire roses can be used to make a delicately flavored rose petal jam.
    • Edible Ice Cubes: Freeze Scarlet Fire petals in ice cubes to add a touch of elegance and flavor to beverages.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    The climbing rose is not used in Feng Shui practice.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    The climbing rose is not used in astrology practice.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    • Love: As part of the rose family, the 'Scharlachglut' Climbing Scarlet Rose often symbolizes deep love and affection, stemming from the long-standing association of roses with romantic feelings.
    • Passion: The vivid scarlet color of the rose's blooms is traditionally linked to passion and intense emotion, making it a common choice for expressing ardent love.
    • Beauty: Roses are universally symbolic of beauty, and the 'Scharlachglut' Climbing Scarlet Rose, with its attractive flowers, is no exception to this tradition.
    • Balance: The rose's harmonious growth pattern, with blooms climbing and balancing on structures, can represent balance in life or relationships.
    • Devotion: The rose's enduring nature and the way it continuously climbs and reaches upwards can symbolize devotion and commitment.
    • Mystery: A dark scarlet rose may also carry connotations of mystery and even secrecy, echoing the hidden depths of intense emotions or relationships.

Every 1-2 weeks
2500 - 10000 Lux
Not needed
Spring-Early Summer
As needed
  • water dropWater

    The Scarlet Fire Rose should be watered deeply but infrequently to encourage strong root growth. In general, the rose requires about 1 to 1.5 gallons of water per week, though this can vary depending on climate conditions and soil type. During hot or dry periods, water usage might increase to keep the soil evenly moist. It's best to water early in the morning to allow any wet foliage to dry before evening. Avoid overhead watering to minimize the risk of leaf diseases; instead, use a soaker hose or drip irrigation to deliver water directly to the base of the plant.

  • sunLight

    The Scarlet Fire Rose thrives in full sunlight, which means it should receive at least 6 to 8 hours of direct light each day. An ideal spot would be an area with southern exposure that gets ample morning light and is protected from harsh afternoon sun in extremely hot climates. Ensure that the plant is not shaded by taller plants or structures to maintain its health and flowering capabilities.

  • thermometerTemperature

    The Scarlet Fire Rose prefers a temperate climate and will grow best between 55 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit. It is hardy in USDA zones 5 through 9, being able to withstand minimum winter temperatures down to -20 degrees Fahrenheit. Avoid planting in locations where winter temperatures frequently drop below this range without adequate protection.

  • scissorsPruning

    Regular pruning promotes the health and flowering of the Scarlet Fire Rose. Prune in late winter or early spring, removing dead or weak wood and opening up the center of the plant to improve air circulation. Deadhead spent flowers throughout the growth season to encourage repeat blooming. The best time to perform heavy pruning is when the plant is dormant, just before the last frost date in your area.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    The best soil mix for the Scarlet Fire Rose should be well-draining and rich in organic matter, with a pH level of 6.0 to 7.0. A mixture of one-third peat moss, one-third garden soil, and one-third compost or well-rotted manure will provide the nutrients and drainage this rose variety thrives on.

  • plantRepotting

    The Scarlet Fire Rose, being a climbing rose, is typically not repotted as it is usually planted directly in the garden. If grown in containers, repotting should be done every 2 to 3 years or when the plant outgrows its pot.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    Climbing roses like the Scarlet Fire Rose prefer outdoor conditions with natural humidity levels. They are quite adaptable but perform best in moderate humidity, without the need for specific humidity control measures.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      Place in sunny spot, prune regularly, water deeply.

    • Outdoor

      Plant in full sun, fertile soil, water and mulch well.

    • Hardiness zone

      5-9 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    Rosa 'Scharlachglut', commonly known as Scarlet Fire or KORsine, begins its life cycle with seed germination, which occurs in a suitable environment with adequate warmth and moisture, although cultivation is often through grafting. Following germination, the seedling grows into a young plant, and with proper care, it will develop a robust root system and shoots. The vegetative stage is marked by the development of leaves and canes; this is when the plant undergoes significant growth. As it matures, Rosa 'Scharlachglut' enters the flowering stage during late spring to summer, producing vibrant, scarlet, repeat-blooming flowers that attract pollinators and are often used in ornamental settings. After pollination, the flowers develop into hips (fruit) containing seeds, which can be dispersed by birds or other means to enable new plant growth. The plant then enters a period of dormancy during colder winter months, reducing growth activity, after which the cycle can begin anew with the return of warmer weather.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time

      Spring-Early Summer

    • The most popular method of propagation for the Rosa 'Scharlachglut', commonly known as the Climbing Scarlet Fire Rose, is by taking semi-hardwood cuttings. This process typically occurs in late summer to early fall. To propagate by cuttings, a gardener would select a healthy stem that has recently bloomed and cut a piece about 6 to 8 inches long, ensuring it includes several sets of leaves. The lower leaves of the cutting are removed, and the cut end is often dipped in a rooting hormone powder to encourage root growth. The cutting is then planted in a well-draining potting mix, with about half its length buried in the soil. The container is kept in a warm, humid environment, out of direct sunlight, until roots have developed which can take several weeks. Regular misting helps to maintain humidity, but it’s crucial to not overwater the cutting to prevent rot.